Job Search Strategies For Faster Results

The job search can be a long process, from researching jobs to applying, to the interview process, there is a lot that goes into landing a job. Even when you’re doing everything right, employers can take a while sorting through resumes, getting the proper info needed to move on, and go through multiple interviews before making a decision. If you play your cards right, you can expedite the process.

Below are some job search strategies that can help speed up the process.

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Recruiters Increase Social Recruiting Spending

With the job positions increasing, hiring managers are using social media more than ever to understand potential candidates before offering the job. Job seekers should check their social media pages and comb through each network to confirm there is correct spelling, appropriate photos and other info that won’t be red flags. Social recruiting continues to be on the rise and according to a recent study by Jobvite, 73% of recruiters have hired a candidate through social media and 93% of hiring managers will review social profiles before offering a job.

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Tips For People Looking to Change Jobs

Are you looking to change jobs in 2015? According to a new survey by Lee Hecht Harrison, almost half of employees are planning to switch jobs this year.

2015 is shaping up to be a great year for job seekers, with higher salaries and more job opportunities available. Research has even shown that people who leave their current jobs are more likely to earn more at a new position, making it even more tempting to switch things up this year.

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Career Advice Wednesday – Personal Branding Statements

 

Welcome to our candidate focused weekly blog.  This week we are focused on creating your own personal brand that you can use to market yourself to hiring managers.

The standard opening for resumes of the past was an objective that told hiring managers what you were looking for.  Well, that’s no longer appropriate.  With hiring managers spending about 7 seconds on each resume, you need to do everything in your power to capture their attention.  I’d say it’s high time to replace the “this is what I want” objective with a “this is the value I bring” branding statement.   Continue reading